CNW 8003 has a ore train in tow as it parallels Highway M35 near Rock, MI in June of 1987. Unfortunately, little ore goes this way anymore.
Three fairly clean CNW C628's pass the Rock station with 109 loads on the last day of September 1979. The 6723, 6716, 6720 have everything under control as they head for Escanaba. The busted knuck... (more)
Kind of a rare visitor to the CNW ore line was this job, both in power and car type. During the spring of 94 a couple train loads of ore were all-railed in these Ex PRR ore cars. Power ran through... (more)
CNW 8552 rolls ore loads east at Rock. A Locotrol equipped C40 is pushing on the rear. This was quite a change from operations of a few years earlier when these jobs were powered by trios of C628'... (more)
November is deer season in Upper Michigan, with both bow hunting and rifle season taking up most of the month. Whats that have to do with railroading you may ask? Things are surely different now b... (more)
CNW 6707,6725,6706 are headed west with empties as they blast over a hill at Rock. Up and down running and the weak elderly ore cars made train handling quite an adventure. Most of the time the ri... (more)
CN 5731,5742 have 108 loads of train U747 heading for the dock at Escanaba on a great late winter day.
WC 6527,6514 have SORE2 on a good roll about 3 miles south of Rock. The WC SD45/F45 fleet did a good job on these ore trains. They were quite effective and even better after the installation of th... (more)
UP 2621,2517 idle in the early morning light waiting for a new crew to arrive to finish the trip down to Escanaba. The UP didn't last very long in Michigan as the WC bought these isolated lines in... (more)
UP 3948,WC 6594 head SORE-2 east on a chilly Feb. afternoon. For awhile after the WC bought the Ex C&NW ore lines north of Green Bay UP power could be found working with the WC units, but it wasn'... (more)
C&NW 6725,6708,6709 thunder past the dopot in Rock with 108 loads. At the time the building was still being used by MOW workers. A couple of years would see it gone with the MOW workers being base... (more)
C&NW C628 6704 with an ore train near Rock Michigan.
Algoma Central 1752 in a classic ABA F unit combination pulls a National Railroad Musuem special excursion through Rock, Michigan on the former Chicago and Northwestern Ore Line.